White, who won Best Costume Designer Tony Awards for his work on Hazel Flagg and Bless You All, was also Tony-nominated for his designs for Tricks, Milk and Honey, Take Me Along, Jamaica, Time Remembered and Oh Captain!. Through April 3, 2005, the Museum will allow visitors the chance to view White's original watercolor designs drawn from the artist's archives, which are housed at the Museum.
Susan Henshaw Jones, President and Director of the Museum of the City of New York, said in a statement, "Miles White was one of Broadway's biggest stars. His archive is among the highlights of the Museum's collection, and it is a privilege to present this selection with visitors who may be familiar with these sensational productions and with a new generation of theatregoers."
Visitors to the Museum will be able to enjoy White's designs for Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Pirate; a depiction of Carol Channing's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes costume; a life-size portrait of Tammy Grimes as Molly Brown; and watercolors of several other shows.
Miles White (1914-2000) created costumes for musicals, movies, ballets, ice shows and circuses. His Broadway credits include Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Best Friend; Tricks; Candida; Milk and Honey; Show Girl; The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Bye, Bye Birdie; Take Me Along; Chéri; Oh Captain!; Time Remembered; Jamaica; Eugenia; Ankles Aweigh; The Girl in the Pink Tights; Hazel Flagg; Two's Company; Three Wishes for Jamie; Pal Joey; Oklahoma!; Bless You All; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Carousel; High Button Shoes; The Duchess of Malfi; Gypsy Lady; The Day Before Spring; Bloomer Girl; Dream with Music; Allah Be Praised!; Early to Bed; Ziegfeld Follies of 1943; The Pirate; Best Foot Forward; and Right This Way.
The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. The Museum is op information,en Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM. There is a suggested admission price of $7 (adults), $5 (students, seniors and children) and $15 (adults with children). For more call (212) 534-1672.